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Published: 11/15/2002

Production Machine Shop Proves Its Value
Racks of unfinished parts ... half the machines in setup ... an in-process inventory that could choke a horse. This shop was also outsourcing more than half of its parts. Management presented the manager with a challenge - either make the machine sh...

Published: 5/15/2002

Vertical Turning Debut Boosts Productivity In Aerospace Application
Thomson Machine & Tool (Somerset, England) required a large-capacity turning center for machining aerospace components with diameters of up to 2,000 mm, in a range of materials including titanium and nimonic alloys.

Published: 5/15/2002

Machine Shop Hikes Productivity By 'Turning Lathe On End'
Midwest Screw Products is a contract manufacturing operation for the aerospace, computer, medical, electronics, energy, telecommunications and fluid process industries.

Published: 1/15/2002

Turning Centers Yield Solutions With Support
When this process engineer went searching for new turning centers for the Black&Decker plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he knew that he needed reliable machines, but he did not have a specific vendor in mind.

Published: 11/15/2000

Machine Improvements Save On Lathes For Oilfield Manufacturer
Some shops would measure a productivity improvement in terms of the extra capacity freed up on a given machine tool. Texas Arai measures its productivity gains in terms of the number of machines it no longer needs.

Published: 11/15/2000

Three Steps To Succeed As A Minority Automotive Supplier
Some shops would measure a productivity improvement in terms of the extra capacity freed up on a given machine tool. Texas Arai measures its productivity gains in terms of the number of machines it no longer needs.

Published: 5/15/2000

Manufacturer Takes Innovative Approach To Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Thousands of contract manufacturing shops across North America that produce commodity parts such as shafts, arbors, bearing races, gear splines, and so on, have one problem in common: how to do it faster and less expensively.

Published: 1/15/2000

Precision Machining Grows Larger
By adding new machines, this company earned new business they wouldn't even have considered in the past and allowed them to deliver large precision-machined parts to their customers much faster than ever before.

Published: 9/15/1999

Endworking Turret Cuts Cycle Time
Standard procedure for shaft work at job shop Grand Haven Steel Products was historically to soft turn, send the parts out for hardening, and then grind to the final tolerance.

Published: 5/15/1999

Teach-In CNC Lathes Improve Shop Productivity
Because of the critical nature of the parts this shop's customers demand, speed and accuracy are major factors when considering a profitable way to machine them. Read how this CNC lathe meets both demands.